JEFFERSON CITY — An independent investigation into the deadly COVID-19 outbreak at Missouri Veterans Homes found leadership didn’t recognize the signs and failed to plan and respond to it. Gov. Mike Parson called for an outside investigation after a sudden increase in cases and deaths in September at state-run veterans homes that caused at least 109 deaths — 34 of them at the Cameron facility. Armstrong Teasdale law firm, who conducted the investigation, called for a “COVID-19 reset,” meaning staff members and leadership in that agency should undergo education to properly implement preventative measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

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